UV Intensity Monitor | Principles and Detection of Fly Disinfestation Lamp

From:Linshang Time:2020/03/17 12:00:00 Browse:186
It is recommended to use an uv intensity monitor to test the effectiveness of the UV lamp tube used for more than one year. Once the UVA coating on the surface is consumed, it will not be able to attract insects that tend to light, even if it is lit.

The fly disinfestation lamp can use ultraviolet rays to attract light-tight insects and lure insects close to the UV lamp tube. When the insects contact the sticky fly paper or high-voltage electric fence placed in the fly disinfestation lamp, they will be stuck or electrocuted to achieve killing. The effect of the fly killing lamp is closely related to the ultraviolet lamp. The uv intensity monitor, as a necessary instrument for the detection of the ultraviolet lamp, can help the user to find the failed lamp in advance and replace it.

1. The working principle of three common fly disinfestation lamps

There are currently three common types of fly disinfestation lamps: photocatalyst fly disinfestation lamps, sticky catch fly disinfestation lamps and electric shock fly disinfestation lamps. The first two are relatively safe, the lamp will not cause secondary pollution and help users observe and record the number and species of insects and analyze trends.
       Photocatalyst fly disinfestation lamps attract mosquitoes through ultraviolet rays and carbon dioxide and water released by photocatalytic reactions. When mosquitoes are sucked into the capture window, they will be sucked to the bottom by the vortex formed by the fan and finally air-dried to death.
       The stick catch type fly disinfection lamp is to attract mosquitoes through the ultraviolet rays emitted from the ultraviolet lamp tube. Then stick the mosquitoes through the sticky mosquito paper in the fly killing lamp to finally achieve the purpose of killing the fly.
       The last type of electric shock-type fly disinfestation lamp is also used to lure mosquitoes close to the lamp through ultraviolet ray and then to kill the mosquitoes through the high-voltage electric fence near the fly disinfestation lamp. This method will disperse the corpse when it is shocked by electric shock. It is easy to cause secondary pollution, so it is no longer recommended.

2. The UV lamp service life affects the fly disinfestation lamp effect

The fly killing effect of the fly disinfestation lamp mainly depends on the built-in ultraviolet lamp. It is also recommended to use professional uv intensity monitor to detect whether the lamp emits sufficient intensity of ultraviolet rays. Once the coating on the lamp tube surface decreases, it cannot emit ultraviolet rays that can attract phototaxis insects. Even if it is lit, it cannot reach the effect of attracting insects.
       Before insects multiply in large numbers, it is best to carry out certain inspections and maintenance of the facilities to ensure that they can deal with the coming insects. Here we recommend you a good product for the detection of UV lamps in fly disinfection lamps-LS125+UVA-X1 UV intensity monitor.

UV intensity monitor

LS125 UV intensity monitor

UV intensity monitor can detect the intensity of ultraviolet light emitted by the fly disinfestation lamp. Most of the currently used UV lamps emit UVA in the range of 320 to 350 nm, because mosquitoes are more sensitive to UV rays in this band. In addition to using professional uv intensity monitor for testing, the lamp must also be cleaned to a certain extent. If too much dust is deposited, it will also affect the mosquito trapping effect. Want to know more about other UV intensity monitors? Please read "How to Select the Best UV Light Meter For Your Application?"

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